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Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships

The Foundation directly provides undergraduate and graduate level scholarships to 10th Mountain soldiers and their families as a complement to those offered by the National Association and Descendants.

10th Foundation Community College & Undergraduate Scholarships

Each year, the Foundation awards scholarships for financially needy 10th Mountain Division veterans and their direct and legally adopted descendants, subject to the availability of funds. 

The Foundation has provided hundreds of annual scholarships since starting the program in the 1970’s.

Currently the Foundation offers direct scholarship grants to help defray the costs of the following types of study programs:

  • Community College/Professional Programs ($500 per semester up to $2,000)
  • Undergraduate college/university for rising juniors & seniors ($5,000 per year)
  • Graduate programs for study of 10th Mountain related military history ($5,000 per recipient)

Learn more about the different scholarship offerings:

10th Mountain Division Scholarship Information

10th Mountain Scholarships at a Glance

How to Apply

Click on the link for the scholarship for which you are applying. Applications are due by April 15 and grants are awarded the following fall. 

Current or Former 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) Soldiers and Families: Scholarship Name: 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry)

High School Seniors Who are Direct Descendants of a WWII 10th Mountain Division Veteran AND are Active in the 10th Mountain Division Descendants Organization: Scholarship Name: 10th Mountain Division Descendants Pat Finn-Thornton Scholarship

Junior College, Technical School, College or Graduate Students Who are Direct Descendants of a WWII 10th Mountain Division Veteran – Scholarship Name: Foundation Forever Scholarship

Foundation Forever Scholarship Application

Foundation Forever application checklist

Previous Recipients of a 10th Mountain Scholarship – Scholarship Name: W. W. Boddington Scholarship

Boddington scholarship application

Boddington application checklist

Doctoral or Post-Graduate Students Focusing on the 10th Mountain Division – Scholarship Name: Charles A. and Loyola M. Murphy Endowed Scholarship

Murphy Scholarship Information

Murphy Military History Scholarship Application

Murphy Military application checklist

April 15 Deadline: Please email or mail your completed application, introductory letter, essay and supporting materials no later than April 15th

Email applications to: admin@10thmdf.org

Mail to the Foundation Office at:
133 South Van Gordon St. Suite 200,
Lakewood, CO 80228

Charles A. and Loyola M. Murphy Endowed Scholarship for the Study of 10th Mountain Military History

Recently, the 10th Mountain Foundation partnered with the family of WWII veteran, Charles Murphy (86-I) to create our first endowed scholarship for graduate students in military history. 

Applicants need not be 10th Mountain descendants, but they do need to be studying about the Division. and its related units. 

This $5,000 scholarship granted once per recipient and celebrates the devotion to education that Charles Murphy and his wife Loyola brought following his return from Italy and his is 31 years of teaching and coaching. 

Charles ‘Rock’ Murphy

Over a 31 year career, Charlie Murphy put his service to good use and never stopped learning. He taught English and coached multiple sports, as well as organized boxing, gymnastics and Little…

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